| Motan Inc., Plainwell, Mich., is the newest supplier of screenless beside-the-press granulators. Its Twincut dual-rotor line uses a two-stage cutting action: First, large hook-shaped rotor blades on the upper rotor pull sprues and parts into the cutting chamber and provide a coarse chopping action. Then, finer teeth on the lower rotor reduce the particle size further. This action is said to produce uniform, dust-free chips without the need for a screen. Cleanout and maintenance are said to be easy, thanks to side plates that swing up, exposing the whole cutting chamber. Three sizes range from the TC 68 (6 x 8 in. cutting chamber) for presses up to 50 tons and grinding up to 12 lb/hr, to the TC 1517 (15 x 17 in.) for presses up to 500 tons and up to 65 lb/hr. Options include a force-feeding system called the Bridge-Buster, autostop/reverse control, alarm lights or horn, and a cleanroom version.